Friday, March 23, 2012

Surreal Landscape

In this assignment we learned how to distort images, manipulate colours, and add filters to create completely different textures.  We learned how to use the clone stamp tool and the puppet warp tool, and also how to duplicate layers and manipulate the colours and opacity and then skew and distort it to create a shadow.  Manipulating hues, saturation, brightness, colour values, and contrast are all parts of changing the colours of an image.  This information was then integrated into the creation of a surreal landscape.  (This surreal landscape was created entirely out of food.)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


This assignment taught us to create landscapes using various tools and to create the illusion of depth by using colour contrast and blurring to set a foreground, middle ground, and background.  The hardest part for me was trying to create a foreground, middle ground, and background.  I wasn't sure if the landscape image had enough pieces to give it that much depth, so I found a loophole and made it a picture of a picture.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Colour Wheel

In this assignment we learned about how different colours work together.  The primary colours are red, blue, and yellow.  The secondary colours, orange, green, and purple, are created by mixing the primary colours together.  The tertiary colours, red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, and red-violet, are created by mixing the secondary colours with the primary colours.  Complementary colours are opposite of each other on the colour wheel and create contrasting values.  Analogous colours are next to each other on the colour wheel and they are like themes of similar values.  Tints of colours can be created by gradually adding white to a colour.  Tones can similarly be created by adding grey, and shades with black.